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Relational Databases: Where Are My Primary Keys?

  • Sep 11, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Speaker Ami Levin of SolidQ

Join SQL Server guru Ami Levin as he revisits some of the fundamental design principles of relational databases: normalization rules, key selection, and the controversies associated with these issues from a practical perspective.

Ami will discuss the benefits and challenges of using different types of keys - natural, surrogates, artificial, and others.

Each key offers benefits from multiple aspects: data consistency, application development, maintenance, portability and performance.

Get ready for some surprising demonstrations…

Ami Levin is a Microsoft
MVP and a consultant with SolidQ
. Last fall he moved to California from
Israel, where he led the Israeli SQL Server User Group.Ami is a regular speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed Israel, Dev Academy, and other SQL Server conferences and blogs at SQL Server Tuning Blog.

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  • Esther L I.

    I fully agree with Romeo... Also, Kudos to Mr. Mark Ginnebaugh for organizing such a valuable Meetup; always have the most excellent presenters. I really enjoyed every single meeting with the San Francisco SQL Server User Group.

    September 12, 2013

  • Romeo V.

    Mr. Levine is a highly experienced presenter and made me think, in retrospect, why do we really do things in a specific way is something that reminds me of when I was starting. There are few facets in his presentations that stands out. Nice one and KUDOS to him and to the whole team.

    September 12, 2013

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